I really like the concept of this book. Famous fathers like Tony Dungy and Randy Alcorn among many others offer their advice as to what it takes to really connect with your children and have a better relationship.Each of the 21 days includes a story by one of many men, a challenge to you as a father, and a plan for you to execute your plan. Each day also includes scripture and detail about who the author is.
I believe men would really find this book appealing if they do in fact want to develop a better relationship with their progeny. Men like plans – this book offers plans. Men like small chunks of advice and ways to relate that information to the “real world”. Well, at least all the men I know do.The stories are all heart-felt and realistic. Written from the man's perspective, they apply to different times in a father’s life. There are places where our children have grown beyond the helpfulness of the advice in the context it is given. However, one can always look back and see what he did during that stage of his children’s lives and what, if anything, he might have tried to do differently.
I think it would be interesting to have men write their own final day. What I’ve learned, what advice I’d give that hasn’t been given, and what takeaways were the most valuable.We all embrace the opportunity to be better parents, but, sometimes, life gets busy and it’s hard to rise to the challenge without a guide-book of sorts leading the way. Any man willing to invest three weeks in his relationship with his children will appreciate this book.
*** I received this book free of charge from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.